5 Activity Examples with [The Camera]

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1. Picture Bingo

Level and Learning:

Picture bingo works well for clarification and comprehension checking. This activity can serve content at any level of language ability, and is most appropriate for below A1-A2+ level students.

TPACK for Example Activity Content Knowledge:

Vocabulary.

Technological Knowledge:

VR Graphic Organizer, Student Camera, Student Audio Manager

Pedagogical Knowledge:

Group work that encourages productive use of target language aids internalization of language.

Objectives*:

Can describe an object using simple language. Speaking, A1 (29)

1. Use the graphic organizer to present language to Ss.

Have Ss arrange content words using the graphic organizer. Review and clarify.

Tip

You can edit your graphic organizer to show the language relevant to your lesson.

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2. Ss work in teams to take pictures related to the language.

Use the Student Manager to make Audio Breakout Rooms.

Have Ss use their Camera to pose for pictures with the content words. When finished, Ss bring all pictures to the graphic organizer.

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3. The first team to complete pictures for all content has a Bingo.

Tip

Create a new game by changing the words on the Graphic Organizer.

Note

Ask Ss to suggest choices and edit the organizer to play again.

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2. Picture Show and Tell

Level and Learning:

Picture Show & Tell works well to support productive and fluent use of language by students. This activity can be effective for learners at any level of language ability from A1-C2.

TPACK for Example Activity Content Knowledge:

Past tense

Technological Knowledge:

Student Camera, VR locations

Pedagogical Knowledge:

Using learner produced content to support productive exercises improve motivation and engagement by promoting relevance to learners.

Creating and sharing new content promotes internalization of language.

Objective*:

Can describe very basic events in the past using simple linking words (e.g. 'then', 'next'). Speaking, A2+ (38)

1. Think about what might go wrong, and photograph that area.

Tell Ss they will navigate the Airport Scene. In this location, they will be asked to go around the room and find parts of the scene that represent where something might go wrong in real life. Ss will be asked to take pictures of 4 parts of the scene that represent a problem that might occur in the Airport. Ex: Pic of Check-In counter = Flight Delayed.

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2. Arrange a photo show & tell tour through the Airport.

Ask one Ss to lead first. Have Ss take the class on a journey through the Airport.

Each Ss shares a picture from each selected part of the scene. Ss describes the negative event that might happen here, or what might go wrong in this photographed area. Continue for each picture.

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3. Have Ss save pictures to share.

Have Ss save their VR pictures to download later. Ask Ss to share each “photo story” example with a parent or friend in real life.

Note

Have Ss take pictures in real life and share in a class folder. Add to a google slide to share on the presentation stage in Immerse.

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3. Picture Story

Level and Learning:

Storytelling works to develop creative and flexible use of language. Storytelling activities supported by pictures can be used with at all levels of language ability from A1-C2.

TPACK for Example Activity Content Knowledge:

Lexical themes, content organization

Technological Knowledge:

VR Nested Prompt, Student Camera, Student Audio Manager

Pedagogical Knowledge:

Telling stories encourages learners to create meaningful connections between language and how it can be used to share stories about life that are relevant and interesting to learners.

Objective*:

Can tell a story or describe something in a simple list of points. Speaking, A2+ (40)

1. Have Ss choose story topic with the nested prompt.

Arrange Ss into pairs or groups. Rally to the nested prompt. Have Ss pull the lever to reveal the topic of the story they will create with pictures.

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2. Ss take photos to illustrate the story (topic from the prompt).

Have Ss work with partners to take pictures to illustrate the story. Encourage Ss to use the Student Notepad to make notes about what to say when using the picture to tell the story.

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3. Share stories in a jigsaw activity

Jigsaw Ss. Have Ss share their picture story with a member from the different teams.

Note

Have Ss save virtual pictures. Ask Ss to write the story and post with pictures on the classroom LMS or Forum.

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4. Picture Sequencing

Level and Learning:

Picture Sequencing works well for critical thinking, especially related to process, instruction, and ordering. This activity can be effective for learners at any level of language ability from A1-C2.

TPACK for Example Activity Content Knowledge:

Linking words, ordinal numbers, transition words

Technological Knowledge:

Student Camera, Student Audio Manager

Pedagogical Knowledge:

Formulaic sequencing plays an important role in organizing productive speaking and writing for English language learners.

Objective*:

Can construct a chain of reasoned argument.  Speaking, B2 (62)

1. Present a position for a debate.

Bring Ss to the car dealership. Ss will take 4 pictures to share the car they would like to purchase and why it is a environmentally friendly choice.

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2. Ss work in teams to take pictures that reflect the order of preference.

Use the Student Manager to make Audio Breakout Rooms. Have Ss work in groups to take pictures of the cars they will discuss and practice sharing details about the order of their preferences.

Tip

Ss can research environmentally friendly features before class to support their discussion.

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3. Ss share pictures in a Jigsaw activity.

Create new pairs and have Ss share their pictures, in order, describing their preferences and the environmental benefits.

Note

Have Ss save pictures and post on a class LMS or forum and describe their choices in writing for additional language practice.

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5. Picture Riddles

Level and Learning:

Picture Riddles promote application and synthesis of language and encourage playful creativity and critical thinking related to word meaning and sounds. As this activity draws on students current understanding of language, student from A1-C2 can enjoy this activity.

TPACK for Example Activity Content Knowledge:

Various lexical sets, pronunciation

Technological Knowledge:

VR Image Search, Student Audio Manager, Student Camera, VR Student Notepad

Pedagogical Knowledge:

Semiotics can help improve depth of understanding with pronunciation and improve internalization of word/meaning combinations.

Objective*:

Can collaborate in simple, practical tasks, asking what others think, making suggestions and understanding responses, provided he/she can ask for repetition or reformulation from time to time. Mediation, A2 (32)

1. Model with a Picture riddle.

Share a picture riddle with Ss using picture images from the Image Search tool. For example, I can go to yoga class.

Tip

You can place 2D pictures in any Immerse location using the Image Search Tool

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2. Ss work in teams to take pictures that tell the story.

Arrange Ss in pairs or groups. Have Ss work as a team. Use the student camera to take photos around the location that can be combined to make visual picture sentences. Have Ss make 2 or more visual picture riddles as time permits.

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3. Ss share pictures in a Jigsaw activity.

Rally Ss together as a group. Place a scoreboard in the scene. Have Ss take turns trying to guess the picture riddles of the other teams. Each correct guess gets a point. The team with the most points wins.

Note

Have Ss save pictures and share in a group folder. Ask each team to share 1 picture riddle with the answer on the class LMS or forum.

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